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Two defeats in Europe provoke the goodbye of Txingurri Valverde

first_imgErnesto Valverde He arrived in Barcelona at the third opportunity. Twice the Blaugrana train passed him in front of the house and twice decided not to take it by loyalty to Athletic from Bilbao, his lifelong team with whom he had Current contract. And when he took it, he did it and ran into the Neymar storm. As soon as he landed on the Blaugrana team, he saw the end of the American preseason tour Brazilian left planted to the entity and left for PSG.The consequence immediate was the final defeat against Real Madrid in a Super Cup in which the whites erased the blaugrana. Along the LaLiga managed to reverse the situation and when no one gave a hard for him, he clearly imposed on Madrid. Chance has wanted it to be after a new Super Cup when the destitution arrivedIn its Blaugrana stage, Valverde has won two leagues in his first two seasons as a coach and leave the team as Leader in his third season and qualified for Champions League round of 16 League, which must play against Naples. That competition was his Achilles heel since the quarter losses to the Rome in his first year and before the Liverpool in the semifinals last season are the defeats that They dug his grave. In The league, their numbers are excellent in front of Barcelona with 66 wins 22 draws and only seven defeats. In the Champions He has won 18 games, drew five and reaped only two losses. Both determinants.In the Cup del Rey won the Title in its First season after an exhibition against Sevilla and I qualify the team for the final final in which fell to Valencia after the Anfield catastrophe. Their numbers in this competition are also unappealable: 12 wins, two draws and only four defeats. Some numbers left the bar very high For his successor.last_img read more

Another feat of Mirandés: he puts four to Villarreal and passes to the semifinals of the Cup

first_imgIraola’s team is ‘charged’ to the third First in Anduva (4-2)He will play the semifinals as he did in the 11/12 season Photo: EFE An unstoppable Mirandés eliminated Villarreal (4-2) and planted in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey for the second time in its history. Merquelanz was the decisive player for the reds that again repeat the feat of the 2011/2012 season.Villarreal wanted to send in the game dominating the ball while the Mirandés preferred to wait well placed on the pitch and pressing from the top of the ball, one of the hallmarks of Andoni Iraola’s team.Merquelanz warned the goal Andrés Fernández with a ball that was almost touching the squad, just before Matheus Aias, who was constantly getting serious problems to Villarreal’s defense, advanced to the reddish team.The Brazilian dribbled several players before surprising with a tight shot to the short stick, being the fifth to score this season, placing himself as top scorer.That goal gave wings to the rojillo team until a foul of Malsa on Cazorla from the front of the area, ended with a perfect shot from Ontiveros that nothing could do Lemons. The goal of the set of Javi Calleja was a jug of cold water for those of Iraola who suffered in the last minutes of the first half.The Mirandés got back in front thanks to the VAR. A corner kicked by Merquelanz was in the hands of Quintillá and first De Burgos Bengoetxea did not punish a penalty but after a couple of plays, it was reviewed and ended in penalty in favor of Mirandés.center_img Merquelanz marked from the penalty spot with the time served to reach the locker room with a 2-1 in favor of the reds.After passing through the locker rooms, Javi Calleja’s men came out with more energy and had better opportunities in Ontiveros’ boots. Odei touched a center of Villarreal with his hand and the referee did not hesitate to call a penalty.Cazorla matched the match, but the game became a real madness, because only two minutes later, Odei himself put Mirandés forward again, well anticipating the defense.The Mirandés came up and Antonio Sánchez starred in a play in which the reddish team was able to mark the fourth of the night before Villarreal had several clear occasions, but Limones saved the reddish team several times, being providential for the team IraolaFranquesa, who was precisely facing the team from which he has ceded to the Mirandés, had to retire injured in the 84th minute. Time was running out to those of Javi Calleja and they began to punch in search of the extension, while the Mirandés was dedicated to shrink balls.Merquelanz, touching the regulatory time could sentence with a strong shot that Andrés Fernández sent to corner and at the discount, the Irundarra gave a ball to Antonio Sánchez to close the tie and return to surprise by eliminating another first division.– Data sheet4 – Mirandés: Limones, Alexander, Odei, Sergio, Franquesa (Kijera min 84), Malsa, Antonio Sánchez, Álvaro Rey, Álvaro Peña (Guridi min 67), Merquelanz and Matheus Aias (Marcos André min 78).2 – Villarreal: Andrés Fernández, Mario, Funes Mori, Sofian Chakla (Rubén Peña min 46), Xavier Quintillá, Samuel Chukwueze (Paco Alcácer min 64), Anguissa (Moi Gómez min 70), Cazorla, Ontiveros, Gerard Moreno.Goals: 1-0: M.17 Matheus Aias. 1-1: M. 32 Ontiveros. 2-1: M.45 Merquelanz (p). 2-2: M.55 Cazorla (p). 3-2: M.58 Odei. 4-2: M.91 Antonio Sánchez.Referee: From Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque school). He admonished for the local team to and for the visitors to Iborra (min 34), Chakla (min 37), Mario Gaspar (min 51), Chukwueze (min 63), Cazorla (min 77)Incidents: Match corresponding to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey held at the Anduva Municipal Stadium before 4,528 spectators, some 100 Villarreal fans.last_img read more

USTA President donates her plasma after defeating the coronavirus

first_img“I bought contaminated in early March, earlier than New York numbers skyrocketed and panic unfold. I had minor signs, physique aches and an undetected fever that broke throughout the night time. I examined constructive and I didn’t actually endure, “says Adams.“The silver lining is that I later turned a candidate to donate my plasma to avoid wasting the lives of others., since my antibodies are extraordinarily excessive, “he continues.“I bought contaminated for a motive and this photograph jogs my memory that goodwill comes from my misfortune. Truly, it was a blessing that will now be vital to another person.” The president of the USTA ends, a corporation that should determine whether or not the United States Tennis Open, the final Grand Slam of the season, continues with the scheduled dates, from August 31 to September 13. Katrina Adams, president of the United States Tennis Affiliation (USTA), recalled that she examined constructive for coronavirus and that now, already recovered, she is pleased to donate her plasma and be capable to save the lives of others.“As I replicate on the which means of Easter and the resurrection of Christ, I take into consideration what has occurred in the world of Covid 19. Lots of my buddies and acquaintances have misplaced family members … I used to be fortunate,” The previous participant acknowledges on social networks, in a textual content that she accompanies with a photograph wherein she is seen surrounded by units to regulate the illness and with a masks on.last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgSpring egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon, Granada Hills Recreation Center, 17300 Sesnon Boulevard. Free. Call (818) 363-3556. Cesar E. Chavez celebration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Free parking in Rose Bowl parking lot I. Tickets: $8. Call (626) 449-9144, Ext. 5210. Electronic waste recycling event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Village Square, 390 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 449-2428. Spring Equinox reopening/reawakening celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, Angeles Crest Highway at Red Box Road near Mt. Wilson. Call (310) 455-1588. Cherry Blossom Festival, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Free. Call (213) 628-2725. SATURDAY Great Race of Agoura Hills, 7 a.m., Carell Avenue to Chumash Park. Registration, 6 a.m. Call (877) 478-7223. Community Service Day, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet in the parking lot behind Councilman Dennis Zine’s office, 19040 Vanowen St., Reseda. Call (213) 276-2093. Plant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Descanso Gardens Lakehouse Nursery, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca ada Flintridge. Call (818) 949-4200. Spring Eggstravaganza, noon-3 p.m., Conejo Creek Playfields, Janss Road and 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks. Cost: $3/child. Call (805) 495-2163. Easter egg hunt/carnival, noon-3 p.m., Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd., Glendale. Cost: $3/child. Bring basket. Call (818) 548-3785. 2007 Earthquake readiness campaign, 6-8 p.m., Canoas Banquet Room, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Kagere hits winner as Gor revenge on Sofapaka

first_imgKagere’s winner was a huge relief for his fellow Rwandese Jack Tuyisenge who minutes before the goal had rocketed a penalty over the bar and Kagere duly ran to him after hitting the winner, consoling him that he’d already wiped his tears.According to the new standings released by KPL excluding Zoo Kericho and Nakumatt, Gor went eight points clear of second placed Kakamega Homeboyz at the top of the standings.On form Blackberry gave Gor the lead in the ninth minute striking is second consecutive goal in less than three days and his fourth of the season with a belter from 18 yards out which found the Sofapaka keeper flat footed.Just like it has been their norm Gor started the much wit positivity and attacking football and just four minutes after Odhiambo’s goal, Kagere came close to a second with his tap from a Kenneth Muguna pass going wide.Sofapaka gradually grew into the match and had two chances in the space of 10 minutes. First, in the 20th minute, Kennedy Oduor’s shot from the edge of the area went over while later, an Oduor cross landed on Kasumba who headed over.The renewed pressure by Sofapaka bore fruit five minutes from time when Kassumba nodded home his 10th goal of the season, rising up to connect to fellow Ugandan Rodgers Aloro’s cross.At the start of the second half, Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa made two changes at a go, pulling out Morven Otinya and Bernard Mang’oli for Ezekiel Okare and Hillary Echesa.-Gor penalty-Echesa wasn’t as lucky with his introduction as 13 minutes after coming on to the pitch his tripped Francis Kahata inside the box, but Tuyisenge could not hit the target from the resultant spot-kick, shooting the ball over.But five minutes later, his blushes were redeemed by Kagere who swung in a header from a Godfrey Walusimbi cross to take his side back into the lead.Gor were however made to finish the match uncomfortably as Sofapaka raided their rear and in the 75th minute, Okare missed a golden opportunity from close range when Gor keeper Boniface Oluoch blocked his connection from a Kassumba cross.Ten minutes to time, Odhiambo should have sealed the victory for Gor Mahia when he rounded off the keeper, but his final effort could only hit the side netting.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere controls the ball under pressure from a Sofapaka player during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 27, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27- Meddie Kagere scored a second half winner as Kenyan Premier League leaders Gor Mahia revenged for their 2-0 first leg loss against Sofapaka, hitting Batoto ba Mungu 2-1 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday evening.Umar Kassumba’s 10th goal of the season had cancelled out George ‘Blackberry’ odhiambo’s ninth minute belter, but Kagere headed home in the 63rd minute to ensure Dylan Kerr’s unbeaten run as Gor Mahia head coach remained intact.last_img read more

Peace group offers movie to combat spin

first_imgBy Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER On Friday, San Pedro Neighbors for Peace and Justice will host a screening of “War Made Easy,” which examines how politicians and the media spin wars. SPNPJ member Chris Venn hopes the film will encourage people to be more critical of the current wars and the world around them. “The purpose for our organization is to promote the cause of peace,” Venn said. “People should attend this film as a way to examine the kind of information they’re receiving.” Roberson, who identified himself as “fairly conservative,” said that he did not join the group until a year after the U.S. entered Iraq. “It took me that amount of time to decide that our government wasn’t telling us the truth,” he said. Now, four years after the invasion and six years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, “I think that what is becoming clear among a substantial majority of American people is that this war has been based on deception,” Venn said. The group holds other events in the area, including weekly peace vigils held Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. on the corner of Gaffey and First streets. “We try to look into topics a little deeper and maybe from an outside-the-box point of view,” Roberson said, noting that topics usually fall under peace and justice. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The movie is based on a Norman Solomon book by the same title. According to the film’s official Web site, it looks at a “50-year pattern of government deception and media spin” that has led to many wars, particularly the Iraq and Vietnam conflicts. There will be a discussion and refreshments after the screening. SPNPJ advocates an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. “We feel that the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan is getting worse day by day,” Venn said, noting that they believe in ending war by tackling injustice and poverty. The informal group was formed in January of 2003, a couple of months before the United States invaded Iraq. “There was no outlet for individuals or organizations that were lobbying for negotiation rather than warfare,” Venn said. Fellow member Bill Roberson elaborated. “I think that most of us (in the group) coalesce around the idea that we are fighting an illegal war, we conducted an illegal invasion and this is an illegal occupation,” he said. “If there’s a reason for the existence of (the group), it comes in the form of one person: George Bush.” last_img read more

Pochettino understood to be behind Ferguson meeting; Spurs optimistic over deal

first_imgTottenham remain confident Mauricio Pochettino will formally sign a new contract, despite the Argentine manager instigating the meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this week.Pochettino has verbally agreed a new five-year deal with Spurs but he and assistant Jesus Perez were pictured leaving a London restaurant with Ferguson, as rumours continue to link the Tottenham boss with the Manchester United job.Ferguson expressed his admiration for Pochettino earlier this year, and the Scot retains a strong influence at Old Trafford in his role as a director for the club he managed for 26 years.Press Association Sport understands, however, that it was Pochettino who set up the get-together with the former United boss and that he was open about it from the start, informing Tottenham last week that the meeting was going to take place.The pair have spoken before, and had seen a number of earlier arrangements cancelled due to various factors.Sources say Pochettino was determined to keep to the arrangement on this occasion, insisting he had nothing to hide – as a meeting in London in the middle of the day suggests.When Pochettino originally announced the agreement of a new deal, there was an expectation that the contract would be signed in the following days.Despite the delay, and the Argentine’s meeting with Ferguson, Tottenham remain confident the deal is all-but confirmed, and it is likely it will be formally announced following the end of the Premier League campaign. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 1last_img read more

See the disappearance of Donegal’s railways; 1920s to present

first_imgSpot the difference: Ireland’s railway network in 1920 and how it looks today. pic.twitter.com/WIpFPf49a2— Ryan McAleer (@RyanMcAleerUH) July 28, 2016A recently-published map shows how rail services across Donegal and Ireland have been downgraded.The map on the right illustrates how well-served Ireland was by rail during the 1920s, and on the left we see how many routes have been phased out. Most of the north-west is completely neglected by rail, with parts of southern Munster also neglected.Donegal used to brag a plethora of train-lines, however currently there is much to be desired.The railway line served as a central nervous system of sorts, connecting people from both ends of the country during a time when only the most wealthy aristocrats drove cars.The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway was a major line, spanning 99 miles. The company began moving to road transport from 1929, with the last railway line closing in July 1953. The Lough Swilly Bus Company was then established to replace the railway. The Swilly railway line in 1906Southern Donegal was also well-served by Donegal Railway Station (Stranorlar) .Map circa 1906Donegal journalist Cahir O Doherty wrote; “We in Donegal would find ourselves politically decapitated, as two centuries of developing trade and commerce links were suddenly cut, collateral damage in a wider political redistricting.”“Because of our isolation I’ve always thought of County Donegal as Ireland’s orphan county, or as a sort of phantom limb, a land surrendered figuratively and literally by both the Republic and Northern Ireland.”“Growing up there I discovered that we were no one’s priority, because we were considered neither here nor there.”Although Ireland’s main mode of transport is confined to the road, there is definitely an argument that could be put forth that Donegal would benefit from a railway. Although we have an airport, financially the air fare could be out of grasp for most of Donegal’s population.Thousands of students from Donegal study in Dublin, Galway, and Cork. Most people have family connections across the country and have to take two (quite lengthy) bus journeys to see them. Public road transport is scarce for people who want to travel to other parts of Donegal. A train journey might be more pleasant for our hundreds of ill people who must travel outside the county to seek medical attention, as the tracks would mean a less bumpy trip and a toilet is accessible to them at all times. With the rise in popularity of the Wild Atlantic Way, a railway line would make Donegal more accessible to the thousands of tourists who come to Ireland each year. The views of our spectacular coastline alone would be worth the journey.Do you think we would benefit from rail, or are we well-enough serviced by the airport and bus routes?[socialpoll id=”2379007″ path=”/polls/2379007″ width=”600″]by Elaine McCallig See the disappearance of Donegal’s railways; 1920s to present was last modified: August 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cahir o dohertyDonegal railwaysfintown railwaylough swilly busespublic transportlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETE JACK BRENNAN PERFORMS WELL AT BELFAST TITANIC TRIATHLON

first_imgJack Brennan at Belfast Titanic Triathlon.ATHLETICS NEWS:Letterkenny 24/7 had two members racing at the Belfast Titanic Triathlon on Sunday 26th July.This race takes place in the Titianic Quarter in Belfast city centre with the 1500m swim in the quay beside the Odessy Arena  and the 40km bike and 10k run in the surrounding docklands. With driving rain, high winds and a drop in air temperature this was to be a difficult days racing.Jack Brennan had his debut at this distance putting in a great swim and bike time and showing how the hard work over the winter is paying off having completed the course in 2.26.19.Patrick Patton had a steady race with his 10km laps being consistent bringing him home in a time of 2.41.58.This weekend will see a number of members racing in Omagh at the Tri The Lough triathlon. Good luck to all who are racing.The club continues with its summer training.Please see our club website www.letterkenny247.com or our Facebook page.LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETE JACK BRENNAN PERFORMS WELL AT BELFAST TITANIC TRIATHLON was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Sportlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN SET TO CYCLE 420 MILES NON-STOP AS PART OF CHARITY EVENT

first_imgTerence Diver from Hyundai garage handing over the keys to the i140 to Hughie Gallagher which will be used as the team car for the event. Picture by Breid Gallagher.Hughie Gallagher from Gweedore is undertaking a mammoth task on 1st August 2015 when he will cycle 420 miles non-stop around the perimeter of our beautiful County Donegal, taking in the Wild Atlantic Way, Glengesh and Mamore Gap.Hughie has previously undertaken numerous challenges, including cyclingnon-stop from Mizen Head to Malin Head (360 miles) in 2009; cycling fromGweedore to Dublin and back to Gweedore (360 miles) non-stop in 2011.In 2013 he conquered the three peak challenge by climbing Errigal Mountain at 7am on 25th August 2013, then cycling non-stop to Croagh Patrick in Westport arriving there at 5pm and completing the climb to the summit of  CroaghPatrick by 7pm on the same day. On the following morning Hughie cycled from Westport inMayo to Killarney and on the third day he climbed Carrauntouhill!His last challenge was when he took part in Relay for Life in June 2014when he cycled non-stop for 24 hours on a training bike during thefundraiser.Hughie will leave Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair, at 12.00 noon on Saturday1st August 2015 (weather permitting) and will return to Ionad Naomh Pádraigat approximately 4pm on Sunday afternoon.Any funds raised from sponsorship of this cycle will go towards purchasinguniforms and instruments for Dore Marching Band in advance of their trip toNew York to take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2016. The team vehicle for the event is kindly being sponsored by Terence Diver of theHyundai Garage in Letterkenny.Sponsorship cards are available from Ionad Naomh Pádraig Dobhair andsponsorship cards have also been distributed  in the various shops and businessesin Gaoth Dobhair so any donation would be greatly appreciated.The route for the cycle is as follows:-Dore, Annagry, Burtonport, Dungloe, Lettermacaward, Narin, Ardara, Glengesh,Glencolmcille, Malinmore, Carrick, Kilcar, Killybegs, Dunkineely,Mountcharles, Donegal Town, Ballintra, Rossnowlagh, Ballyshannon, Bundoran,Pettigo, Laghey, Donegal Town, Barnesmore Gap, Ballybofey, Stranorlar,Killygordon, Castlefin, Lifford, St. Johnston, Carrigans, Muff, Quigley’sPoint, Redcastle, Moville, Greencastle, Culdaff, Malin Head, Malin Town,Carndonagh, Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Mamore Gap, Buncrana, Burnfoot, Burt,Newtowncunningham, Letterkenny, Ramelton, Rathmullan, Knockalla, Portsalon,Fanad Head / Lighthouse, Harry Blaney Bridge, Carrigart, Downings, AtlanticDrive, Creeslough, Dunfanaghy, Horn Head, Falcarragh, Gortahork,Magheraroarty, Derrybeg, Bunbeg and Dore!We wish Hughie the best of luck (and good weather) for this challenge andwish him a safe return. Please join us to wish him all the best at Ionad Naomh Padraig Dobhair on Saturday morning, when he embarks on his challenge at 12 noon and join us again to welcome himhome on Sunday afternoon at approx 4pm.Updates will be given on his challenge progress on Facebook and Donegal Daily.DONEGAL MAN SET TO CYCLE 420 MILES NON-STOP AS PART OF CHARITY EVENT was last modified: July 31st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

DON’T BUY ANY MORE SUNCREAM JUST YET – DONEGAL WEATHERMAN

first_imgThe country’s most famous amateur weatherman has rubbished claims that our current glorious weather is a taste of things to come this summer.Postman Michael Gallagher has successfully predicted the weather for many years using the signs of nature.The Co Donegal man, who has written a book about predicting weather, has always been accurate with his predictions for sun and snow. He famously cost bookmaker Paddy Power a cool €70,000 in bets when the bookmaker paid out early after Michael successfully predicted a white Christmas two yeas ago.But despite the sweltering temperatures of the past week, Michael has put a dampener on forecasts of a sweltering summer.He said “I certainly wouldn’t be going out and buying a bucket of sun cream just yet.“It’s way too early to tell and those who are predicting a long, hot summer are just guessing,” he said. In fact, the Glenfin man says that if anything we are in for a bit of a cool spell in the coming weeks.“People will laugh at me but I think we could have another cold snap just yet.“Getting heat like this so early is never good and I think it could turn quite cold again fairly soon,” he said.Michael continues to pick up all sorts of tips form the older people in the hills where he does his daily post round in the hills of Donegal.Michael, whose book Traditional Weather Signs, is a best seller, has got one word of advice for those wondering if we’re in for a record summer. “I would tell them to get out there and enjoy it now while we can. Stop wondering about it when it’s here.“Make the most of it now while it’s here,” he said.DON’T BUY ANY MORE SUNCREAM JUST YET – DONEGAL WEATHERMAN was last modified: March 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Michael Gallagherpostmanweatherlast_img read more

Rowing Set To Race Creighton Saturday Morning

first_imgDrake and Creighton race each other twice each school year with the fall race held in Des Moines while the spring race is contested in the Omaha. Creighton edged Drake this past fall on the Des Moines River to claim the trophy awarded to the fall winner. Drake has one more race, the MACRA Championship, next Sunday, April 30 in Batavia, Ohio before the team travels to Princeton, N.J. for the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on May 12. Print Friendly Version Drake returns to the water after two weeks off since a successful but short trip to the Lubbers Cup on April 8-9 in Spring Lake, Mich. The Bulldogs were led by its varsity 8+ and 2nd varsity 8+ boats that took first place in both the morning and afternoon session races of the event’s first day. The Bulldogs’ varsity boat defeated host Grand Valley State and Marquette in the morning and then defeated Purdue and Ohio State in the afternoon. The 2nd varsity boat defeated Grand Valley in the morning and Purdue in the afternoon. Drake’s varsity 4+ A boat also claimed first place in its afternoon race. All but one race the next day were cancelled due to high winds. “Saturday will be a chance to use a couple of different lineups since the Lubbers,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “We have had a couple of injuries in and out of the lineups, but we are at a good racing capacity. We are looking forward to getting back out and racing after the two weeks off.” OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University rowing team continues its spring season Saturday morning as the Bulldogs will race the Creighton Bluejays. The local rivals will compete in four different races, varsity 4+, 2nd varsity 4+, varsity 8+ and 2nd varsity 8+, on a 2,000-meter course on Carter Lake.last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC FINAL: GAA FRATERNITY GIVE THEIR PREDICTIONS ON THE BIG GAME

first_imgDonegal Daily got the thoughts of Charlie Collins, former county star John Gildea, current star Odhran MacNiallais and former Dungloe manager Myles Sweeney in the run-up to Sunday’s Donegal SFC final between local rivals St Eunan’s and Glenswilly. The panel are siding with the ‘men from the Glen’ to win their third Donegal SFC title in four years.Charlie Collins: It’s going to be a real battle on Sunday, the landscape has changed dramatically since the pair last met in a county final in 2007. It came somewhat as a surprise for Glenswilly to reach a final that year, and in the end the occasion was probably too much for them.Fast forward seven years later, and it’s a very different scenario.Glenswilly have won two Donegal SFC titles, appeared in the Ulster final last year, and are going for their third title in just four years.It is also worth pointing out that since St Eunan’s last won the Donegal SFC title two years ago, they’ve lost nine players from that team. They’ve managed to retain the services of Michael Martin, Eamon Doherty, Rory Kavanagh, Kevin Rafferty, Conall Dunne and John Haran, so they’ve plenty of experience right through the spine of their team.But the other nine players are relatively young, with many making their first ever appearance in a senior final.How they cope with that could have a huge bearing on the game, out of that nine, St Eunan’s need at least six of those players to perform to their maximum capabilities.Then there’s the Michael Murphy factor, how do you cope with him?Naomh Conaill did an OK job on him, but he still was the critical difference between the two sides in the end up. It won’t be a pretty game on Sunday, Glenswilly have the ability to strangle games and do enough to get over the line.Both teams will be cautious, as obviously there is so much at stake, St Eunan’s had to come out and attack last weekend after falling four points down at two different stages against St Michael’s and showed tremendous character.It’s going to be very, very close, but I expect Glenswilly to edge it by a couple of points.Charlie Collins – VERDICT – GLENSWILLY John Gildea: I think the job Maxi Curran has done since taking over at St Eunan’s has been fantastic.He’s overseen a lot of change, and I thought the rebuilding the job required at St Eunan’s wouldn’t have come to fruition for another couple of years.However, they’re in a final now, and they thoroughly deserve to be there.They’ve played some great football this year, and have blooded some real quality young players.I can see similarities between them and our Naomh Conaill side that won the county championship in 2005, we came in completely under the radar.People were aware of myself, Jim McGuinness and a few others, but they’d never heard of Anthony Thompson, Leo McLoone, who were future county players.Players that have since went on to win Ulster and All-Ireland medals.I think St Eunan’s have future county players on show right now that many people haven’t heard of before, but I think Sunday might have come a bit early for them.St Eunan’s still have some very seasoned campaigners in their side, but overall the team is relatively inexperienced in contrast to Glenswilly.Many of the Eunan’s side that will start on Sunday, have never experienced playing in a Senior final before and that could have an impact on the outcome of the match, particularly if it’s close, which I imagine it will be.Glenswilly are battle hardened and every player knows their role within the team.They’re very effective in grinding out results, even when they don’t play particularly well.That’s the sign of a good team, a team that can win without playing well.They’re well-organised and they’re extremely hard to beat, add in the fact they’ve probably got the best player in the country in Michael Murphy and they’re very formidable side.Last week against Naomh Conaill, Murphy scored some incredible points, on a wet heavy pitch, he scored points that nobody else would’ve kicked.It’s going to be very close, it is a hard one to call, but I’m just edging towards Glenswilly because of their greater experience and the fact they have Michael Murphy on their team, he could make all the difference again on Sunday.John Gildea – VERDICT – GLENSWILLYMyles Sweeney: It’s a really, really tough game to call, it’s a really intriguing game.You’ve got all the ingredients that come with a bitter local derby, it’s the country team versus the town team.You’ve got lads that have went to school together, grown up together, there’s a lot at stake, and it’s a huge game.Glenswilly you’d have to say are the slightly more experienced side, and are bit further down the road together as a team.St Eunan’s have lost a large number of players since their last success, and are under somewhat of a transitional period you could say.Maxi Curran has blooded some quality young players, and they have a very bright future, but not having experienced playing in a final before could count against them on Sunday.Glenswilly have this grit and steely determination to grind out results, and do whatever it takes to get over the line.It’s small margins that win games like these, but it could come down to a break of a ball or a free late on to decide the game.How they do cope with Michael Murphy, will Neil Gallagher dominate the middle sector of the pitch, or can St Eunan’s gain the upper-hand.It’s going to be extremely close, but I’m going to tip Glenswilly to win narrowly, as they just have this uncanny ability to win close matches.Myles Sweeney – VERDICT – GLENSWILLY Odhran MacNiallais: I genuinely can’t pick a winner between these two, I just think they’re so evenly matched all over the pitch.I think both teams possess a good balance of physicality and quality, and that’s why it’s so hard to pick a winner between the two.St Eunan’s have brought a lot of young players into the team, but so far they haven’t been fazed, and have taken everything in their stride.Sunday is a different proposition though, and how they handle the big occasion could be key.Sunday is a massive occasion for both clubs, and with it being a local derby it has all the ingredients you’d want in a big match.Both teams have match-winners that can dominate the game and play pivotal roles for their team.It’s going to very, very close, I genuinely think it will be draw at full-time, that’s how tight I reckon it’s going to be.I know I’ll be accused of sitting on the fence, but I’m going for a draw at full-time.Odhran MacNiallais – VERDICT – DRAWDONEGAL SFC FINAL: GAA FRATERNITY GIVE THEIR PREDICTIONS ON THE BIG GAME was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 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Man United kick-start Premier League week 7 with trip to West Ham

first_imgWest Ham United vs Manchester UnitedLondon Stadium, LondonSaturday, 29-09-2018 @02:30pm (Super Sport 3)West Ham look to be picking form of late after accumulating four points from their last two games including a 0-0 draw at home to Chelsea in their last game. The four points are the only ones that the Hammers have managed this season. For United, the 0-0 draw at home to Wolves in the last game sums up the kind of start the record league winners have endured this season. They have already lost two of their first six games, something that should clearly displease the United faithful.West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic could return from the knee injury which ruled him out last weekend. Midfielder Carlos Sanchez picked up a knock in the 8-0 League Cup win over Macclesfield Town and will face a fitness test.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is likely to make sweeping changes after Tuesday’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Derby County. Forward Marcus Rashford returns from a three-match ban, while Marcos Rojo is the only long-term absentee. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is suspended after his red card in midweek, with Lee Grant likely to take his place on the bench.West Ham’s solitary victory in 19 Premier League games against Manchester United came in May 2016 in their last game at Upton Park (D5, L13). The Hammers have failed to score in their last three league matches against United.Arsenal vs WatfordEmirates Stadium, LondonSaturday, 29-08-2018 @05:00pm (Super Sport 5)Life under Unai Emery finally looks enjoyable after the manager has masterminded six consecutive victories after losing both his first two games and the visit of Watford can easily be looked at as a chance to win a seventh on the trot. However, the visitors have started their league campaign on a high, currently sitting in the top four after winning four and drawing one of their first six games.Arsenal o into Saturday’s game having won eight of the 10 Premier League meetings with Watford. However, the Hornet’s two wins have come in the last three matches. Watford have also won on two of their past four visits to the Emirates in all competitions. There has been only one draw in 22 top-flight fixtures between the sides: 1-1 at Highbury 34 years ago.Arsenal defender Sokratis is set to continue his run of starting every league match this season after recovering from a dead leg. Emile Smith Rowe sustained a hip injury during his first start in the midweek League Cup win over Brentford and will be assessed.Watford defender Daryl Janmaat is out for six weeks following knee surgery. Christian Kabasele is available after his red card in the League Cup defeat to Tottenham was rescinded on appeal. Troy Deeney will have injections in a bid to play after suffering ankle ligament damage in the draw with Fulham.Everton vs FulhamGoodison Park, LiverpoolSaturday, 29-09-2018 @05:00pm (Super Sport 11)Everton’s £27m summer signing Yerry Mina, who is yet to make his debut, is out after suffering a setback in his recovery from a foot injury. Phil Jagielka has returned to training following a knee problem but Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes remain out.Fulham will assess the fitness of Alfie Mawson, who has a back problem, and Tom Cairney, who is back in training after an ankle injury. Fit-again defender Tim Ream could play his first league game of the season.Fulham have never won a league match at Goodison Park, losing the last 21 fixtures (D4, L22). Everton’s 21 successive home victories is a top-flight record for any side against the same opponent.Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham HotspursThe John Smith’s Stadium, HuddersfieldSaturday, 29-09-2018 @05:00pm (Super Sport 6)Tottenham won both of their Premier League games against Huddersfield last season, scoring a total of six unanswered goals. Spurs are unbeaten in their last seven league and cup games against the Terriers (W4, D3). Huddersfield have not beaten Tottenham since the 1955-56 season, when they won both meetings – 2-1 away on 21 April 1956 and 1-0 at home in December 1955.Huddersfield midfielders Ramadan Sobhi and Danny Williams are both still unavailable because of knee injuries. Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen is ruled out of Saturday’s game with an abdominal problem.Paulo Gazzaniga will again start in goal, as fellow keepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are still injured. Full-back Serge Aurier is doubtful with a muscle problem, while fit-again midfielder Dele Alli could start his first league game for four weeks.Manchester City vs Brighton and Hove AlbionEtihad Stadium, ManchesterSaturday, 29-09-2015 @05:00pm (Super Sport 3)A week away from their mouth-watering duel with Liverpool, Manchester City could strike a decisive psychological blow by ensuring they arrive at Anfield above Jurgen Klopp’s side in the table. If the champions beat Brighton, then only a win for the Reds at Stamford Bridge will prevent that occurrence – and with events in west London commencing once this match has concluded, there’s even greater incentive for City to ensure there are no unexpected slip ups. The Seagulls arrive at the Etihad with just two wins since early March but it’s ironic that both of them have been against Manchester United, the only league opponents City have succumbed to in their last 21 league matches.Manchester City look set to rotate their squad ahead of the Champions League next week, with Riyad Mahrez in line to start after scoring twice as a substitute against Cardiff. Kevin de Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy, Eliaquim Mangala and Claudio Bravo are all still injured.Brighton pair Pascal Gross and Dale Stephens are out with respective ankle and hamstring problems. Jose Izquierdo stepped up his fitness by playing an Under-23 game on Monday. Summer signing Florin Andone awaits his debut, having been on the bench last weekend on his return from a groin injury.Manchester City completed a Premier League double over Brighton last season, including a 3-1 win in May’s corresponding fixture which was City’s final home league game of 2017-18. Brighton have never won at Manchester City in eight previous attempts (D2, L6). The Seagulls’ last league win over City was a 2-1 home victory in the second tier in April 1989.Newcastle United vs Leicester CitySt. James Park, NewcastleSaturday, 29-09-2018 @05:00pm (Super Sport 4)Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh strain last weekend. Injured French defender Florian Lejeune is the Magpies’ only other certain absentee.Demarai Gray sprained his ankle in Leicester’s midweek Carabao Cup win at Wolves and is likely to be out for up to six weeks. Wes Morgan is available after serving a one-match ban, while £19m signing Caglar Soyuncu awaits his debut.Newcastle’s 2-1 away win over Leicester last April ended a five-match losing streak against the Foxes in all competitions. Leicester can earn three straight wins at Newcastle for the first time since the 1960s.Wolverhampton Wanderers vs SouthamptonMolinuex Stadium, WolvesSaturday, 29-09-2018 @05:00pmWolves could equal the Premier League record by naming an unchanged starting line-up for the seventh consecutive match from the beginning of a season. Ivan Cavaleiro is available after making his comeback from a back injury in Tuesday’s League Cup exit.Southampton welcome back leading scorer Danny Ings, who was ineligible to face parent club Liverpool last weekend. Moi Elyounoussi and Manolo Gabbiadini should return but Shane Long is likely to miss out with a toe problem.Southampton have gone five matches without victory against Wolves in all competitions, losing the last three. They have never suffered four defeats in a row in this fixture. However, Wolves are winless in eight top-flight meetings, losing both previous Premier League encounters in 2003-04, since a 3-0 victory at The Dell in April 1980. Wolves won at home to Southampton for the first time in 10 attempts in the most recent meeting at Molineux, a Championship game in April 2009.Chelsea vs LiverpoolStamford Bridge, LondonSaturday, 29-09-2018 @07:30pm (Super Sport 3)Liverpool will be hoping to continue their excellent start to the Premier League season when they travel to Stamford Bridge for a date with Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s men have won all their first six games of the new campaign and currently sit two points on top of the summit. However, they are coming up against a side that eliminated them from the League cup on Wednesday. The victory three days ago should motivate a Chelsea side that drew 0-0 at West Ham United in their last league game.Chelsea will monitor the fitness of Antonio Rudiger, who suffered a groin injury at West Ham on Sunday. Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be available after injuries, while Andreas Christensen has overcome a stomach bug.Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has not trained since being substituted with a rib injury last weekend but he hasn’t been ruled out of Saturday’s game. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum have recovered from illness and injury respectively.This is the most-played fixture in English football in the 21st century, with Chelsea and Liverpool facing each other on Saturday for the 58th time in that period. Liverpool have won only two of the past 15 meetings in all competitions (D7, L6). Both victories came at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool’s run of 14 league games without a clean sheet against Chelsea is their longest against a single opponent in the top flight since a 17-match streak against Blackburn between 1947 and 1995.Cardiff City vs BurnelyCardiff City Stadium, Cardiff-WalesSunday, 30-09-2018 @06:00pm (Super Sport 3)Lee Peltier starts a lengthy spell on the sidelines as Cardiff host Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. The defender is facing two to three months out after dislocating a shoulder against Manchester City last weekend, but the defender will not require an operation as the injury will heal naturally.Aron Gunnarsson (knee) remains out, but Sol Bamba is expected to return in defence with Bruno Ecuele Manga moving to right back in Peltier’s absence. Burnley are likely to be without Robbie Brady as he continues to build up his fitness while Ben Gibson remains out (hernia). Nick Pope is the only other long-term absentee as he continues to recover from a dislocated shoulder.This will be the first top-flight meeting between Cardiff City and Burnley since March 1962 when the two sides played out a 1-1 draw. Cardiff are unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions against Burnley (W4 D9), since a 0-2 loss at Turf Moor in April 2007. Burnley haven’t won away from home against Cardiff in any competition since April 2000, going 11 matches without a win (D3 L8). Cardiff are winless in 10 Premier League games (D3 L7), losing the last three in a row by an aggregate score of 3-12. Burnley have never won a Premier League away game against a promoted side before, losing five and drawing six of their 11 such games.AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal PalaceVitality Stadium, BournemouthMonday, 01-10-2018 @10:00pm (Super Sport 3)Bournemouth will continue to be without Dan Gosling, with the midfielder suffering from a calf injury, while Diego Rico retains his place at left-back with Charlie Daniels not expected to be back in contention from a knee injury until next week.Christian Benteke remains sidelined with a knee injury for Crystal Palace but Connor Wickham is closing in on full fitness following a calf strain. Scott Dann (ACL) and Jairo Riedewald (knee) remain out, but Hodgson has an otherwise full-strength squad.Bournemouth have won just once in six previous Premier League matches against Crystal Palace (W1 D4 L1), winning 2-1 at Selhurst Park in February 2016. Crystal Palace have lost just once in their last five away league games against Bournemouth (W2 D2 L1), this after losing nine of their previous 10 visits there (D1). The away side has opened the scoring in each of the last four Premier League meetings between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, but have only gone on to win once (D3). Crystal Palace are currently on 99 Premier League wins and could become the 22nd side to reach 100 in the competition.Comments Tags: Premir leaguetoplast_img read more

Donegal accelerates to Top 10 list of world’s best 4×4 adventures

first_imgDonegal has been named as the 8th best place in the world for a weekend adventure in a Land Rover.The magazine Land Rover Owner International’s October edition has included Donegal in their top 10 list of brilliant short trips.Donegal is the only place in Ireland to be on the list, and was highlighted for its rugged landscape and remote roads. The October Edition of LRO (UK)Photos by Donegal photographer Paul Doherty capture Donegal in all its glory to appeal to Land Rover and Range Rover enthusiasts.This is set to be yet another tourism boost for the county, as LRO Magazine is an influential magazine with an international readership of almost 30,000.The opening image for the list is of the LRO team touring Falcarragh along the old railway leading to the foot of Muckish Mountain.  LRO assistant editor Mark Saville is pictured driving his Land Rover Series I Plimsoll in this opening page (below), and he is followed by a Series III, Defender 90 and the amphibious Defender 110.LRO (UK) Photo by Paul DohertyMuckish is the main attraction mentioned in the page celebrating Donegal. The page, titled Delightful Donegal, describes the landscape as ‘beautiful’. “This beautiful north west corner of Ireland is simply stunning. The coastline takes some beating, whether you’re marvelling at wild, rocky cliffs towering over the Atlantic waves or strolling along remote bays bordered by shimmering golden sand.”The feature recommends a climb to the summit of Muckish and a trip around the byways of the Derryveagh Mountains.“…you’ll really feel like you’re getting away from the rat race here – it’s one of the most sparsely populated corners of Ireland.”Greenlane Donegal, a local adventure company run by Shane Gallagher, gets a mention, and Donegal’s hospitality is greatly praised.“The cliche is that the Irish treat every visitor like an old friend. However it’s not just a cliche – it’s also a fact. They do hospitality very well, which extends to the portion sizes in restaurants – make sure you’re hungry…” A pint of the black stuff is recommended to toast to a good drive, as the feature says the Guinness really does taste better in Ireland.LRO (UK). Photo by Paul DohertyOn this page (above) a convoy of Land Rovers is pictured in Downings and Glen Valley is visible in the background.The LRO team have visited Donegal several times in recent years and fell in love the the natural beauty of the region.They were first drawn to the north west after Donegal Roaders, Denis Ferry, Leslie O Donnell and Paul Doherty travelled across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Donegal in an amphibious Land Rover in 2015. This trip caught the attention of the LRO editors who wanted to have a run in the prototype.Denis Ferry, who runs Ferry’s Garage Motor Repairs at Mountain Top, told Donegal Daily that they have enjoyed showing the editors around the best of Donegal’s mountain roads, bog roads and byways during their trips.Denis said the Wild Atlantic Way has brought many drivers to the area who are looking for unique road adventures.“Over this summer I’ve had over 9 groups of different nationalities coming to the approved garage at the Mountain Top. It is amazing to see the amount of people who are coming to travel the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s great because it is easy to follow, there is no language barriers, all you have to do is follow the signs north or south,” Denis said.Denis said Land Rovers are vehicles that have ‘great character’ for travelling across Donegal.The magazine says a “weekend away is good for the soul” and recommends for readers to pack a bag and head off somewhere new. Now that Donegal is added to this list, we might well see a rise in Land Rovers on the roads this autumn.Donegal accelerates to Top 10 list of world’s best 4×4 adventures was last modified: September 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:drivingLand Rover Owner Internationalmagazinepaul dohertytourismlast_img read more

Government Mica scheme – Donegal families facing ‘phenomenal’ expenses

first_imgA Donegal homeowner has said his dreams have been crushed following a government decision to grant financial aid under the Mica redress scheme only to properties which are principal privately-owned homes.That means anyone living in another house elsewhere in Ireland or out of the jurisdiction will receive no help for what is perceived to be a second home built with Mica blocks.According to the Irish Mirror, scores of people have built properties in Co Donegal to prepare for retirement, only to discover their plans are in tatters. One homeowner, who lives in the north of England, said:“We spent hard-earned money, many hours and a lot of effort to build a retirement home for myself and my wife to return to Ireland in 2020.“The idea was our children and grandchildren would have a place to call home with us, a place where we could spend quality time together in our golden years.“Now that dream has been crushed. We hoped we were not affected by Mica but we had to admit defeat. “Our home is crumbling, it will not last the length of time we would hope to need it for. We cannot afford to start again either in terms of finance or age. We are devastated.”And for families who do get the chance to repair or rebuild, the scheme will not provide any financial allowance for storage of furniture or to rent another property while works are carried out.Christina Crumlish, who lives in Malin Head, said the expenses she has faced have been “phenomenal”.She added: “We had to get the gable wall of our home repaired to keep the house standing to give us a couple of years in the hope the redress scheme could allow us to do a full repair.“In addition to that we have to stump up 10% of the cost of the work being done that the homeowners will have to come up with, we have no idea what it will be so planning is impossible at this stage. “The fact we may get help to rebuild or repair is a huge positive. But there is no help forthe additional expenses such as the rental of another property, the usual expenses of insuring our own property, keeping the electric connected so we don’t have to face a huge reconnection fee.“And we, like most people, would have to make sure our furniture is stored safely while works are being carried out.“In addition to the upheaval which we obviously have to deal with, the financial pressures are huge.“There will be many people who cannot afford what will become their end of the deal with the Government. “The Mica Action Group has done incredible work to help get us this far but they understand the reality of facing into rebuild and repair, and they will continue to lobby for help for the additional expenses.“As homeowners who did everything in our power to buy or build a home and create a safe and secure space for our families, we really are in a difficult position.“No matter what way we turn we are facing huge challenges and those need to be met by the level of compensation levied against them.“This is not a quick scheme to get people sorted and move on. The consequences of the issues, of the defective blocks, of the impact on people’s lives is horrendous.“And while the good news is the Government is acting, it seems that is it very slow and the amount of money being put aside will not realistically cover the major costs we are facing through no fault of our own.”Government Mica scheme – Donegal families facing ‘phenomenal’ expenses was last modified: July 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more